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The Ed-Fi Data Standard is the widely adopted, CEDS-aligned, open-source data standard developed by the educational community for the betterment of the community. The Ed-Fi Data Standard serves as the foundation for enabling interoperability among secure data systems and contains a Unifying Data Model designed to capture the meaning and inherent structure in the most important information in the K–12 education enterprise. 


The Ed-Fi Unifying Data Model is an enterprise data model of commonly exchanged K–12 education data expressed as UML.

The Ed-Fi REST API Specifications are JSON representations aligned to the Ed-Fi Unifying Data Model.

The Ed-Fi Bulk Data Specifications are XML Schema Definitions aligned to the Ed-Fi Unifying Data Model.

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